Eric Ritz

Eric Ritz is the founder and Executive Director of Global Inheritance, an environmental nonprofit organization that develops interactive experiences to engage audiences at immersive cultural events like music festivals. Eric has produced over 300+ original environmental programs for the Coachella Music & Arts Festival over the past 19 years while also serving audiences attending the … Read more

Mark Patti

Mark Patti

Mark Patti is the Southern California Senior Program Coordinator for the Mattress Recycling Council. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California with Bachelors Degrees in Geography and Environmental Studies. Following the completion of his degrees in college, Mark entered the public sector working for two municipalities in Los Angeles County assisting with … Read more

Jasmine Johnson

Jasmine Johnson works at Battery Park City Authority as a Horticulturist and the Lead on BPCA’s Zero Waste Advisory Committee. She oversees Battery Park City’s community compost and dog waste composting programs as well. Jasmine has her Bachelor’s degree in Horticultural Science from the University of Florida, and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in … Read more

Kate Bailey

Kate is a founding member of AMBR, the Alliance for Mission-Based Recyclers, which works at the national level to improve recycling and reduce plastic waste. Kate is also the Policy and Research Director for Eco-Cycle, based in Colorado, and has over 15 years of experience working on Zero Waste policies at the local and state … Read more

Linda Norris-Waldt

Linda Norris-Waldt is Director of Advocacy and Chapter Relations for the US Composting Council, a national trade organization that advocates for the commercial composting industry. She was director of recycling for Frederick County from 1989-1999, and is a member of the MD-DC Composting Council Steering Committee and Maryland Compost Advocacy Coalition; and is part of … Read more

Saskia van Gendt

Saskia van Gendt is head of sustainability at Rothy’s, a global lifestyle brand best known for creating stylish, comfortable shoes from recycled plastic water bottles. As an environmental scientist with 15 years of experience in sustainable manufacturing and design, Saskia develops strategies to reduce Rothy’s footprint and advance innovations in materials and production. Prior to … Read more

Stephanie Katsaros

Stephanie Katsaros is the Founder and President of Bright Beat, a Chicago-based consultancy founded in 2010 to activate environmental stewardship and social responsibility across sectors and up the value chain. She has built a legacy of award-winning programs with cities, stadiums and festivals, raising the bar for responsible operations and public engagement. Bright Beat supports … Read more

Rob Watson

Rob Watson, LEED Fellow, is an international leader in market transformation in solid waste, green buildings and sustainable tourism. Best known as the “Founding Father of LEED,” which he launched in 1993. Under Rob’s direction, LEED became the world’s largest, fastest-growing green building standard. Author Thomas Friedman called Rob “one of the best environmental minds … Read more

Sure-Close Inc

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Sure-Close – Food scrap collection that works! Successful food scrap separation begins in the Kitchen. Maximize participation – choose Sure-Close kitchen containers. A superior closure/latch and over a dozen other features make Sure-Close the best ventilated food scrap container on the market today with over 2 million units sold. A lid which stays upright when … Read more


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PaintCare is the nonprofit organization that plans and operates paint stewardship programs on behalf of paint manufacturers in states that pass the paint stewardship law. PaintCare currently operates programs in 9 states and the District of Columbia, with an 11th program coming to New York in May 2022. To date, PaintCare has collected over 50 … Read more